The New Year is here and it's time to look back at gaming 2008. Of course, there are the obligatory top 10 lists circulating around and I'll cover those below.
For now, let's focus on the fact that despite an economic meltdown the video game biz did $22 billion in US sales as opposed to $18 billion in 2007. The three consoles reached maturity and developers are now pumping out quality AAA titles that take full advantage of the power inside PS3 and X360. The Wii continued to dominate and pull in new gamers while Wii Fit gives people at least the semblance of a workout. All in all, exciting times.
What's the Lunabean game of the year?, you may ask. Well, we don't have one. We don't feel that there was any game in 2008 that would warrant consideration for game of the year. Of course, dear reader, you may say that doesn't make sense, that you have to choose a game of the year from the games available in 2008. I would respond, "no we don't." There were many good games, just nothing that should get a prize or recognition beyond a, "yeah, that game was fun," mention.
Just because we're party poopers doesn't mean that you have to go without games of the year. So here they are, conveniently assembled by Kotaku:
My favorite of course being Zero Punctuation's